CEL Robox partners with Colorfabb and RS Components

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UK desktop 3D print manufacturer CEL is to partner with a Dutch filament producer Colorfabb and RS Components, in a bid to make its low cost fused filament fabrication technology more appealing to engineers and expand its customer base.

Chris Elsworthy, chief executive of CEL, commented: “The addition of ColorFabb’s range of co-polyester materials is fantastic news for Robox users, offering them the ability to print in even more new and interesting ways. We’re also excited to be working with RS to offer Robox to industry specific customers, giving them access to a versatile and easy-to-use prototyping tool.”

ColorFabb_XT is made from Amphora 3D polymer, a product of the Eastman Chemical Company. It offers a number of advantages over both PLA and ABS materials including being less brittle than PLA, and because of its extremely low shrink rate, it is dimensionally more accurate than other materials and has good bed adhesion, with strong inter-layer bonding.

CEL Robox is reportedly the first 3D printing manufacturer to have the filament spooled directly onto ‘SmartReels’ (pictured). The new relationship with RS will make CEL’s Robox 3D printer available to its customers from early October.

Ben Lawton, global head of tools and consumables at RS, added: “We’re excited to be able to offer such a highly versatile 3D printer like Robox to our customers, enabling them to create professional quality prints for rapid prototyping. The printer’s ease-of-use, competitive price and future-proof upgradable design potentially make it the complete micro-manufacturing solution – whether you’re a maker at home or professional engineer.”

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Justin Cunningham

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